Chat Archive 2/17/2020

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for February 17, 2020

Charlie Chan in Egypt

The Green Hornet (Chapter 7)

Len Freeman
Mike n Rachel in DC/Mike in DC

Rush has joined this room

Mike in DC has joined this room

Mike in DC: knock, knock

Rush: “Who’s there…?”

Rush: 🙂

Mike in DC: Good evening!

Rush: WELCOME, mike!

Rush: And to YOU!

Mike in DC: Hope all is well in sunny CA!

Rush: How was your day off?

Rush: Very well, thank you.

Mike in DC: I had to work today. *sniff*

Rush: Nice day today.

Rush: I hope that DC was looking good, too.

Rush: AH!

Mike in DC: We had classes…Rachel, however, had a day off.

Rush: Sorry!

Rush: Well, that’s good to hear about Rachel!

Rush: Is she out tonight?

Mike in DC: The weather was really nice here today too. Rach is entertaining an out of town guest, so she’s having fun

hounder has joined this room

Mike in DC: Hi hounder!

Rush: FUN is ALWAYS good!

Rush: hello, Hounder!

hounder: hi ush and matt

Rush: Good evening to YOU!

Mike in DC: “Mischief sounds nice.” 🙂

Rush: 🙂

hounder: hope y’all are well

Rush: Yes…

Rush: Cannot complain at all, Hounder…how about you?

Mike in DC: Doing well here, hounder. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods

Rush: I hope that your mother is doing well…

hounder: pretty well. before i forget, i won’t be here next week. i get to go visit the mouse by myself for a couple days.

Mike in DC: a mouse?

Rush: Or HOUSE?

hounder: disney

Rush: AH!

Mike in DC: OH. 😉

Rush: Well…that’s a very good reason to be away!

danventure has joined this room

Rush: DV!

Rush: Good evening to you!

Rush: WELCOME back!

Rush: How have you been?

hounder: my laugh for the week. mom woke from a nap to say “I hope you mother knows where you are.” I told her yes, you’re my mother. she replied “I am not.”

Mike in DC: Hello DanV

danventure: Hurrah! Thanks so much Rush for your email reminder. And here I am, almost right on time.

hounder: hi dv

danventure: Miss the chit chat here after all these weeks.

Rush: Sorry, Hounder…

Mike in DC: There’s a story about my grandparents almost like that.

hounder: not unexpected or the first time. 🙂

Rush: Well…I am SO happy that my email message has paid off!

hounder: my sister comes tomorrow so i get a 3 day vacation

Rush: Well, I am sure she is feeling your love.

Rush: Does she ever tell you who she believes you are?

Mike in DC: A+ on the vacation, hounder!

Rush: That’s very good of your sister to give you a break.

hounder: no rush. she knows she lives with me but doesn’t know why. or where

Rush: i KNOW it must be VERY difficult.

hounder: she wishes she was closer and could do more.

Rush: Yes. Where is she from?

hounder: co

Rush: That IS a bit far away!

Rush: Mine is from OHIO, and she was not able to help me at my time with my mom.

Mike in DC: I think that’s difficult on both ends…

Rush: Yes.

Rush: That is true.

hounder: it’s hard for her cuz she can’t help much. but her family tries to send little care packages a couple times a year.

Rush: Do you have any homecare agancies in your area, Hounder?

hounder: probably, but so far I’m doing ok with my neighbors giving me a break 1x a wekk.

Rush: That’s very good.

Rush: But, if you could use, say, a day off each week, you might consider that possibility.

Len Freeman has joined this room

Len Freeman: Hi friends

Mike in DC: Good evening Len!

Rush: I work a little bit for an agency called Visiting Angels, and I can say that they do a good job.

Rush: Hello, Len!


hounder: i’m thinking about it rush. just not there yet. hi len

Rush: How are you this evening?

Len Freeman: Pretty well

hounder: f i disappear, my computer appears to be thinking about doing a windows update.

Rush: Just “pretty’ well?

Rush: I can’t stand those updates!

Rush: Well…are we ready to watch our movie serial?

Mike in DC: It would be nice if they just built them correctly the first time…

hounder: it got things ready to 99& and stopped?

hounder: yes rush and double yes matt.

Mike in DC: Ready to hum with the Hornet here

Rush: Chapter 7 – Bridge of Disaster

Len Freeman: going to get it now

Rush: okay…we can wait.

Rush: This IS a holiday, after all!

Rush: 🙂

Mike in DC: Hm. I think I’ll pass that one and head over to the Bridge of Peril

Len Freeman: OK, ready

Rush: Ready, everyone?

hounder: yssir

Mike in DC: check

Rush: Okay…

Rush: 15 seconds…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Mike in DC: bzzzz…splat

Rush: 🙂

Rush: (Sound of bug spray…)

Rush: The recap….

Rush: Read FAST!!!

Mike in DC: It seems that they just keep adding to this every week

Mike in DC: *thud*

Len Freeman: go get\um Kato

Rush: WOW! Talk about the gang who couldn’t shoot straight!

Mike in DC: Worse shots than the bad guys in Chan movies

Rush: 🙂

Mike in DC: Locked door mystery?

Rush: Reid: “Don’t say ‘BUZZ!'”

Len Freeman: Well there should be a hole in his head

Mike in DC: And some blood somewhere…

Rush: He really wants to touch!

Rush: Yes, gentlemen.

Rush: Time check, please?

Rush: I hit a wrong key!

Mike in DC: 6:50

Mike in DC: 7:00

Rush: TYSM

Len Freeman: 7:26

Mike in DC: As Kashimo might say…”Clue!”

Rush: Yes!

Mike in DC: Recreation hour

Rush: Fight!

Rush: Wade Boteler

Rush: “Wuxtry! Wuxtry!”

Rush: Cy Kendall

Mike in DC: Mr. Brine? He’s a bit salty…

Rush: 🙂

Mike in DC: Suspicious

Rush: Sabatoogie.

Mike in DC: *vroom*

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room

Godwinshelley2: Howdy all

Mike in DC: Hi GS

Godwinshelley2: I’m in this week – then hitting the road to Indiana on Saturday

Len Freeman: Hi GWS

Rush: Hello, GS!

Rush: ood evening!

Len Freeman: what’s in Indiana

Godwinshelley2: So I will be out of pocket (for all intents and purposes) for a couple months after that

Godwinshelley2: My Mother is having a radical mastectomy next Tuesday and she takes care of Dad. So I’m in for double duty – taking care of Mom & Dad

hounder: hi gs. sorry you won’t be here but hope your trip goes well

Len Freeman: Nice footage

Mike in DC: Oof. Hope everything goes well, GS

Rush: Our prayers go out to your mother, you, and your family.

Godwinshelley2: Not really any internet back there unless I get to the library that closes and turns off their intenet at night

Len Freeman: wow… we’ll keep a prayer in for you

Godwinshelley2: Thanks everyone – I’m happy to be able to just be out there since I am now retired

Rush: Yes.

Godwinshelley2: No weird work vacation time-off stuff

Mike in DC: A godsend for your parents

Rush: Right.

hounder: sorry you’ll be playing nurse. hope it turns out to be easy duty. prayers all goes well

Godwinshelley2: Just giving back – they were there for me

Rush: Of course!

Rush: That’s LOVE.

Louise has joined this room

Rush: Louise!

Godwinshelley2: Hello Louise

Rush: Good evening to you!

Louise: Well greeting Chan Clan!

Mike in DC: Hello Louise!

Rush: and to you, louise!

Godwinshelley2: And a Chan hello to you Louise

Louise: Sorry to hear about your mother GS. She will be in good hands while she recovers.

Godwinshelley2: I will do my best – one night in the hospital – then home with a drain (the horrors) which I will learn to deal with

Louise: So we are off to Egypt, probably one of the most famous Chan movies?

Len Freeman: Glad you can be there

Godwinshelley2: And there is always something new to learn

Rush: Yes, Louise!

Rush: GYPT it IS!

Rush: E

Rush: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: I taped this Chan film years ago and the tape stopped 5 minutes BEFORE the ending -it was traumatizing

hounder: will be thinking of you gs

Mike in DC: Hey, gimme my “E”. I was “gypt!”

hounder: hi louise

Godwinshelley2: E

Len Freeman: fruit destroyer?!

Rush: Mike: 🙂

Louise: Hi hounder

hounder: a sense of humor will help gs

Rush: I can imagine, GS!

Rush: YES.

Godwinshelley2: Yes it can – though there is only so much Lawrence Welk I can take in a day

Louise: GS: it never ends, just like the movie last week. Who was it that never got to the end?

Mike in DC: I don’t know why these guys bother carrying guns. They can’t hit anything.

Rush: “SP”…Southern Pacific.

Godwinshelley2: Especially when they channel change between TWO Lawrence Welk episodes!!

Mike in DC: Apparently they skipped the part of the instructions that says “aim.”

Louise: GS: You will also be exposed to endless episodes of The View

Mike in DC: Is Lawrence Welk on Netflix?

Godwinshelley2: No they don’t watch the View – lots of game shows

Mike in DC: I think the Bridge of Disaster looms

Godwinshelley2: but nothing is show in completion – lots of channel changing

Rush: Nearing the CLIFFHANGER….

Louise: Cued here, in case anyone was worried about me…

Mike in DC: Oh no!

Rush: Next week: “Dead or Alive”

Godwinshelley2: I need to cue up my tape – sorry there is no son/daughter in this one

Rush: Next week: “DEAD OR ALIVE”

Rush: I see it is tasking my posts a long time to ….post.

Mike in DC: Yes, GS. Apparently the Firm didn’t have a branch in Egypt to send #1 son

danventure: Oh, no!

Rush: Close to a minute.

Len Freeman: BRB — going to cue up Egypt on my larger screen

Rush: EIGHT minutes till showtime…

Godwinshelley2: Would have been fun to see Mantan in an Egyptian pyramid

Louise: Len, I am envious

Rush: TEST.

Rush: Okay…back on track.

Rush: Agreed, GS!

Rush: 5 1/2 minutes to go…

Rush: OPENING TITLE, please…

Rush: As I have noted before, you can tell that the opening title for this film was reconstructed later in the movie’s life.

Rush: The graphics don’t match the ususal from this era….

Nothere has joined this room

Nothere: Greetings

Rush: nd, the gong and music, complete with splash sound can be heard at around the 51-minute mark in our movie.

Godwinshelley2: Did Castle films ever do those 8mm shorties of any Chan films?

Mike in DC: Hello NT

Rush: NT!

Godwinshelley2: Hello NT

Rush: Good evening, and WELCOME!

Mike in DC: Perhaps a re-constructed title sequence, Rush?

Louise: Hey NT

Rush: GS, that would have been very possible.

Rush: Yes, Mike.

Godwinshelley2: Might want to check the opening on those

Rush: Undoubtedly.

Louise: Yes, odd font

Rush: TWO minutes to go….

Godwinshelley2: Egypt would have sounded mysterious enough to have been considered

Mike in DC: My copy looks to be 1:12:01

Rush: That’s right.

Rush: 72 minutes.

Rush: 90 seconds…

Louise: Hah! Mike. Mine is one second longer!

hounder: hi nt. sorry. the phone rang. Egypt is on of my chan fav’s

Rush: 🙂


Rush: 75 seconds…

Rush: Started…

Mike in DC: Louise: 

Rush: 60 seconds…

Nothere: I hope you chastised your phone properly Hounder.

Rush: 50 seconds…

Len Freeman: ready here

Rush: 40 seconds…

Mike in DC: *dons pith helmet*

Rush: 30 seconds…

Mike in DC: *readies spade*

danventure: Very pithy…

Rush: 25…

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Rush: 20…

Mike in DC: Greetings Paul!

Nothere: Hi Paul just made it

Godwinshelley2: hello Paul

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Mike in DC: *begins digging*

Rush: GO!!!

Mike in DC: GONG

Rush: Gong….

Rush: Music….

Rush: Title…

Rush: Credits…

Godwinshelley2: Yes unusual credits

PaulM: just in time

Mike in DC: Orentz! Orentz!

Louise: I can’t watch when they do bad archaeology!

Rush: Also…not much transition from intro music to the action…

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Greetings, belatedly, to Paul!


Mike in DC: oops! hope that stone wasn’t important…

PaulM: sorry i wasnt here last week. i got home and pretty much collapsed in my easy chair.

Louise: He’s listening to see if it is hollow

Godwinshelley2: You had the day off today Paul?

Rush: Warning…never take a deep breath while looking into a just-opened tomb!

PaulM: yes, GS. no mail today

Godwinshelley2: Yes I’ve heard that Rush

Louise: Yeah, we always use crowbars!

Nothere: O.k. it’s Egypt, so my standard. A French bank hired a Honalulu homicide detective to investigate art theft in Egypt. Who says this series isn’t believable?

Rush: That’s the idea of the “easy chair,” Paul!

Godwinshelley2: Chico Marx takes ill

Rush: Yes!

PaulM: although there WERE some people out there delivering express mail and special packages

Godwinshelley2: This shot would have been good with credits over it

Rush: This scene reminds me of the Carter “peek” into Tut’s tomb….

Louise: Tut’s tomb replica

Rush: “Magnificent things…”

Mike in DC: *zoom*

Rush: Chan arrives vis biplane…

Louise: Cool dude!

Nothere: So who put the do not open till Christmas sign over the tomb?

Rush: My guess is he flew over from Italy….

Rush: NT: 🙂

Rush: Sphinx…

hounder: love that charlie holds on to his hat.

Mike in DC: Offspring of Satan

Nothere: Well you have to give the guide credit. Wonder how long he’s been walking directly behind tht animal.

Rush: dragoman – A near eastern interpreter, agent, or guide for travelers.

Mike in DC: Lookin good, Snowshoe

Rush: Enter Snowshoes…

Rush: Lincoln Perry….aka: Stepin Fetchit.

PaulM: its funny that hats blow off so easily with the wind…but, when you get into a fight…they stay right on your head

danventure: Ads…I got off schedule for an ad…

Rush: Yes, paul!

Nothere: Mut be Adam hats.

Louise: This is an early reference to black history tracing ancestors to Egypt.

Mike in DC: H2O = $$$$

Rush: Yes.

hounder: lol@paul

Rush: Actually, today we can still “give 2-bits” for a drink of water.

Mike in DC: That’s quite a fez

Godwinshelley2: So they won him in a crap game?

PaulM: hey, fezzes are COOL

Rush: So he said…

Louise: I never noticed before that he was won in a craps game. Slavery still?

hounder: mr charliewon me in a crap game

Rush: maybe they were vying for his services?

Godwinshelley2: Mr Tommy won him in a crap game and that was why he went along – or so I think he said

Mike in DC: “How did you know?” Dude, he’s Charlie Chan…

Rush: Afterall, he does have money that he is wasting on that Dragoman to help him find the mummy of an ancient relative!

Rush: Luxor.

Rush: A flivver.

Nothere: Most reasonably priced Dragonman in all Egypt.

Rush: 🙂

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Rush: yowza – (Slang interjection; became current circa 1932) An exclamation of delight or approval; yes, sir; also: yowzah or youzer.

Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room

Rush: WB….

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Prodigal has returned 🙂

Louise: I wish I could dress like Miss Arnold but those pants would make my hips look huge.

Godwinshelley2: Isn’t that what carnival barkers yell? Yowza, Yowza, Yowza

Godwinshelley2: Also they have barkers at Dance Marathons say that too

Rush: Louise, I wish I could wear many of the male clothing I see in Chan films…but I fear that it would be a VERY tight situation!

Rush: Looks like the head of Naefertiti in the niche in the background.

danventure: Arrgghh…more ads.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not sure what to do with the all-white suits.

Nothere: Those pants try n 18th century dress Louise:)

Godwinshelley2: A line of Classic Charlie Chan inspired clothing – there is a business for you

Rush: Sorry, DV…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Shoo, Etfu

Rush: That is the bane of the Youtube universe these days!

hounder: here is proof

Louise: GS: that would be cool

cdirus has joined this room

Nothere: Hey CD

hounder: hi cd

Len Freeman: hi CD

Rush: GS…yes!

cdirus: Hi guys!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello CD

Godwinshelley2: But Louise, PETA would not approve

Rush: CD!

Louise: Hi cd

Rush: ELCOME!!!

Godwinshelley2: Hello CD

cdirus: Where are we at timewise?

Rush: 13:45

Rush: 14:00

Mike n Rachel in DC: Carol has meltdown

Rush: Yes!

Nothere: Rita Heyworth.

Rush: Like sister like brother…

Rush: 14:20

Rush: 14:30

Mike n Rachel in DC: Just a bit overwrought

Rush: 14:45

Rush: In the lab…

Rush: Mummy case…

Nothere: Weirdet archeology lab I ever saw.

Mike n Rachel in DC: They must use the entire electrical supply of Luxor for that thing

cdirus: OK, I think I’ve got it. My new dvd player doesn’t have the time display on the front.

Rush: But…the BEST in Luxor!

hounder: not an xray machine

Godwinshelley2: might have a display or info button that might show it

Mike n Rachel in DC: ? He nearly died from dropping something on his foot?

hounder: you have to develop xrays like you do pictures

Rush: His foot…and a bit more…

Rush: Yes, Hounder.

Mike n Rachel in DC: romance in the flivver

Rush: 🙂

hounder: varnish is wet

Rush: “Kitten.”

cdirus: Yeah GS, had to keep pushing the button while trying to fast foward. 

Nothere: Careful Snowshoes you need to save your money for mummy hunting. Only one date a week.

Rush: Anita Brown: Kitten

Louise: So X-Rays (or in this case a fluoroscope)was a big development for archaeology

Nothere: O.k. who put Frankestein in my Mummy movie?

Rush: Probably so, Louise.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: He was certainly a pencil-neck.

Godwinshelley2: On Green Acers the other day they were watching “Frankenstein Meets Mary Poppins” – sounds like fun

Louise: The Penn Museum still make a big deal when it xray new mummies

Rush: I am sure that what they see is always VERY interesting, Louise!

Nothere: Must be a sequal to Jessie James meets Frankenstein’s daughter.

Godwinshelley2: Husband worked at the FBI – they had the biggest x-ray machine in the district – so the Smithsonian would send over mummies to be xrayed – he would have to walk around their cases when stored in the hallway

Nothere: Louise it does help looking in crumbling artifacts.

Rush: Noticed Chan’s “look” as the case was opened?

Rush: GASP!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Haunted house!

Rush: Another case of “lights out.”

Nothere: I hope he didn’ draw down any Ancient curses on his head God.

Rush: Nayda…

Nothere: Dude that may be an ancient mummy, can you t least use a scalpel?

Rush: Rita cansino.

Godwinshelley2: He didn’t – they would also have shopping carts of money (presumed counterfit) sitting unattended in the halls some days too

Mike n Rachel in DC: Chan notices name on box…

Rush: Yes.

Godwinshelley2: Ugh – one of the worst bed clothes I’ve seen

Nothere: Uhm what museum is this and pay no attention to me. I’m noyt there:)

Rush: Arrive…brother…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Also a bit overwrought

Rush: Yes…

Louise: Looney brother

Rush: yes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: He seems to wear his trousers a bit high…

Godwinshelley2: Isn’t he adult enough to not have to follow his parents around

Rush: (Cuckoo…cuckoo…cuckoo…)

Mike n Rachel in DC: R.I.P. Father

Nothere: O.k. I’ll give you a bannanna if you put down the scenery.

Mike n Rachel in DC: oh no. did we miss a can moment?

Rush: Chan starts to see how things might not be adding up exactly…

Nothere: Nope death before movie started. But <TINCAN>

Godwinshelley2: This set would make an interesting miniature – so much detail

Rush: Mapuchari.

Rush: Earlier, yes…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Thanks, NT. Never quite sure what is can-able.

Rush: If anyone will offer a late can…?

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Mike n Rachel in DC: I think NT got it, Rush

Nothere: Just did Rush.

Rush: AH1

Rush: Missed it!

Mike n Rachel in DC: If a can falls in the chat room but no one hears it…

Nothere: by that much.Sorry about that Chief.

Nothere: And if no one hears it does the subject come back to life?

Rush: Professor Tghurston comes clean…

Rush: (Thurston)

Rush: Keeping her drugged.

Mike n Rachel in DC: zzzzzzz

Nothere: Right drug her, leave brother running around. Doc can I see your licence?

Louise: It was the CURSE!!!

hounder: lol@nt

Len Freeman has joined this room

Rush: 🙂

Nothere: Hi Len

Rush: WB, Len!

Len Freeman: 🙂

Rush: here comes trouble….

Rush: Barry…

Len Freeman: Barry the loony

Louise: Yes Barry, now please stop talking so funnyt

Rush: (crying…)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Man of Iron Will, that Barry

PaulM: bak. had to change the battery in my carbon monoxide monitor. it was beeping at me

Rush: Napata – An ancient city of Nubia near the Fourth Cataract of the Nile River in modern-day Sudan. It flourished during the eighth century BC.

Rush: Size 52…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Luxury in Luxor

danventure: Egads, Paul! I have exactly that problem this minute!

hounder: cool rush

hounder: extra loud jammies

Rush: Flivvering past the Pharaohs…

Len Freeman: 52?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Must be European size?

Rush: CC likes lots of room.

Rush: Yes, Mike…and Rachel!

Len Freeman: I’m playing my original DVD, but it seems to be running a touch longer than the one online

Rush: Has rachel arrived?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes. Been here for a little while now.

Rush: Hello to rachel!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *waves* Currently having a little leftover aloo gobi for dinner.

Nothere: Wait Racheal have only just arrived? Mike you sneaky little….

Louise: The ole typewriter match

Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s always the ‘e’ that gets ’em.

Rush: Len, the one online might be running slightly off-speed.

Rush: I would trust your DVD over the online version.

Len Freeman: OK

Louise: “Waiting for tomorrow waste of today.” I like that one

Rush: Dead flashlight battery.

Rush: Chan perhaps recalls this moment at a crucial moment in our next film!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Miserable offspring of searchlight?

Rush: Yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: One of the best Chan-isms

Rush: (electricity sound….)

Nothere: Go ahead Snowshoes. Were right behind you. By about ten feet.

Mike n Rachel in DC: zzzzzt!

Rush: Yes, NT!

Mike n Rachel in DC: The auntie room?

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: No love for uncles

Nothere: Yeah Mike and or Racheal. It’s across the hall form the Uncle room.

Louise: Dang lights

Rush: Flicker…flicker….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm. He died at 78 and his tomb wasn’t done? Sue the contractor!

Rush: I am with Snowshoes here…

Len Freeman: Feels don’t fail me now!!

Len Freeman: Feets

Rush: AND “feels” too!

Rush: Sekhmet – Ancient Egyptian goddess. Sekhmet means “The Mighty One,” and she was considered one of the most powerful of the gods and goddesses. Sekhmet was the goddess who carried out divine punishment to the enemies of the gods and of the pharaoh.

Nothere: Glowing face in tomb. Hey our generator just blew. How much would you charge to light the excavation?

Mike n Rachel in DC: sooooo tempted to do a finger puppet show

Rush: “As son, Lee, would say…”

hounder: lol@ mnr

Mike n Rachel in DC: a-trash? at-rash?

Rush: mapuchari – (Egyptian) Egyptian colloquial term for confection containing hashish.

Nothere: So does that mean he doesn’t carry Egyptian cigarettes, or carries both?

Mike n Rachel in DC: hash? All they needed to do was to hit any college campus in the 70s

Rush: M/R: 🙂

Nothere: But is it Who Hash?

Rush: But that was 35 years in the future!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Who Hash?

Rush: Corned beef…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Patience is a virtue, Rush

Rush: (corned)

Nothere: Shipped direct from Whoville.

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Louise: He used up all the hashish

Rush: Bowing contest ensues…

Mike n Rachel in DC: If we don’t have Who Hash, I’ll take green eggs and ham

Rush: I’ll let YOU has this one out…

Rush: (hash)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Who is the Egyptian detective? He always looks familiar.

Nothere: Fear not man with Fez. Fear man with Fez and Rifle.

Mike n Rachel in DC: The wisdom of the Ancients, NT

Rush: Paul Porcasi: Fouad Soueida

Rush: (The Egyptian inspector)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Also: fez man with rifle and fear.

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well dang. He was in Casablanca.

Louise: Yes, I thought Casablanca, too

Rush: Chan works on his own…

Nothere: But he wasn’t in Constaninopole.

Rush: Ready for the “Interrupted Concerto”?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yeah, I know. He can’t play in tune to save his life.

Godwinshelley2: Is that the blind hermit from Bride of Frankenstein?

Rush: Mike: 🙂

Rush: GS: 🙂 🙂

hounder: sounds like a cat wailing on a wall

Nothere: One of these things is not like the other.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Mr. Barry could become Mr. Bury soon…

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Tried to get fresh air…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Those minor sevenths do it every time. Sigh.

Louise: Yeah, Barry, I gagged too at your playing

Nothere: <Tincan>

Godwinshelley2: Never poison on the woodwind reeds – always rigging the violins

Mike n Rachel in DC: Spot on, NT

Nothere: Stop trying to one up Nero Barry.

Rush: The “vengeance of the gods.”

Nothere: TYSM Mike nd or Racheal.

Rush: TYSM…NT…

hounder: the policw cannot help you know.

Rush: No.

Rush: Out of their jurisdiction…

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Godwinshelley2: Mike have you seen the music video for the Dead South’s “In Hell I’ll be in Good Company”? – the cello player uses a neck strap on his instrument

Nothere: Maybe not Hounder, but I still have a few numbers from Treasure Island.

Rush: Note the wall paintings with a painting technique showing “depth.”

Rush: Not seen in Egyptian painting.

Nothere: Well folks this is where I leave you. Until I return may a camel never pee in your oasis.

Rush: TYSM…NT…

Rush: See you next week for “Charlie Chan in Shanghai.”

hounder: this coming up is one of my favorite all time chanisms. the story of man is very short from life to death is reach of man

hounder: nite nt

Rush: Agreed, Hounder…

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Rush: Listen soon for the “opening music” heard earlier…

Rush: Complete with water splashing sound…

Rush: Here it is…

Mike n Rachel in DC: cool

Rush: And the splash…

Godwinshelley2: Since the opening was “reworked” – do you think there may have been different music with the original credits – and they stole this music for the new set?

danventure: Hope that was a waterproof watch…

Rush: Probably not.

Rush: GS, I am very sure that the original music and opening title, etc. were lost.

Rush: Why, we can’t say!

Mike n Rachel in DC: There was a lot of music recycling between movies…I would love to know how they selected the music for these.

Rush: I have always wondered also about the opening title for “Charlie Chan’s secret.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: It doesn’t seem like they were originally composed scores.

Rush: yes, Mike.

Godwinshelley2: Wasn’t there a Professor Thurston that was a magician famous around this time?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Clue!

Rush: maybe!

Rush: nayda watches…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nayda watches. Not as good as Seiko.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: You are all ON tonight!

Rush: I wonder why Barry missed that patched hole on his violin?

Rush: Maybe it was dark.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Maybe he had a little too much mapouchari?

Rush: maybe!

Louise: They all are mapoucharied

Rush: Chan follows a hunch…

Mike n Rachel in DC: The first Chan science scene?

Rush: Yes, this would be it.

Louise: One of many science scenes to come

hounder: charlie plys with the chemistry stuff

Rush: Yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: and finds out that glass blowing is not as easy as it looks…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *bows* *bows* *bows* *bows*

Rush: This is also the first of the fragile glass container cases.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good point, Rush!

Godwinshelley2: Is this the only time they take Chan OFF a case before it is solved?

Rush: Also: “Charlie Chan’s Chance,” “Murder Over New York” (“remake” of “Chance”), and “Docks of New Orleans.”

Rush: (POP!)

Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s called an F-hole, Charile

hounder: you’d think that hole would have changed the tone of the violin and be noticable

Rush: Yes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not to mention a tube of gas inside…had to weigh something

Rush: It would certainly alter the sound.

hounder: and unless the tube was stuck down would rattle

Rush: Yes, Hounder.

Rush: Probably glued.

Mike n Rachel in DC: And how do you saw and patch that hole without ruining the varnish?

PaulM: normally there is a chin-rest that is attatched to that area of the violin. it would have covered the hole.

PaulM: i used to play violin when i was younger

Rush: Good question, Mike.

Godwinshelley2: This one does seem to be a template for later films – fragile glass vile, setting up one person as naming the murderer as trap,

Rush: I have always liked the physical beauty of the instrument.

Mike n Rachel in DC: difficult to play well, but beautiful to look at and listen to

Rush: Clouds of smoke in this film…

Rush: Yes, Mike.

hounder: agreed mike

Rush: missing lancet.

Godwinshelley2: A much better dressing gown

Rush: Yes, GS!

PaulM: people in those days always liked to dress up. even to go to bed!

Rush: Drastic change in expression!

Louise: Why is he moving so slow?

Rush: He should have used a wiff of the poison gas.

Mike n Rachel in DC: a difficult operation

Rush: Got him!

Rush: And, Snowshoes helped.

hounder: now to show his true colors

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Listen to Snowshoes at the very end. Sounded like he just might help Chan in the future.

Rush: “I guess you’re right, but I’m going with you…”

Rush: THE END.

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

Rush: And the closing seemed to be reconstructed, too…

Rush: A little “abrupt.

Rush: (Applause…)

Rush: WELL!

danventure: I still wonder why Chan didn’t give the bullets to the police…

Rush: This was a very good one, IMHO!

Rush: Next week….”Charlie Chan in Shanghai” with the return of Lee!

Rush: I thank you ALL!

danventure: TY

Rush: Good question, DV.

Rush: DV…I get the feeling we are…alone in here!

danventure: Indeed!

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re still here…conversation

Rush: AH!

Godwinshelley2: ,It

Godwinshelley2: It

hounder: sorry i missed the end. mom woke up. see you in 2 weeks.

Rush: I was getting nervous!

Godwinshelley2: It’s been fun – will try to drop in from time to time

Rush: “The vengeance of the gods…”

Rush: I hope that you can.

Godwinshelley2: Hope your spring comes quickly and quietly

Godwinshelley2: night all

Rush: Again…our prayers are with you and your mother.

danventure: Keep sending those reminders, Rush!

Godwinshelley2: Thank you

hounder: i hope you can let us know how you’re doing.

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hounder: nite all.

Rush: I know she will be in the best possible hands!

Rush: Good night…

Rush: have a great WEEK!


Mike n Rachel in DC: Good night all…see you next week!


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cdirus: Good night and have a good week!

Rush: take care, Louise…Paul…CD…and Mike and Rachel!

PaulM: byw

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